Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, June 27


Associated Press 
Supreme Court deals big setback to labor unions
New tax form is indeed smaller, but filing is no simpler
Judge gives White House deadline to reunite migrant families
Muslims, advocates saddened over court’s travel ban decision 
10 protesters arrested at migrant detention center in Tacoma 
The Latest: Federal ruling may affect states’ lawsuit 
Washington, 16 other states sue Trump administration over family separations

Aberdeen Daily World 
Westport celebrates 120th anniversary of lighthouse (Blake)
Students in Aberdeen can take all-online classes starting in fall
Feds OK $2.2 million for tsunami tower at Tokeland

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
DSHS secretary: ‘I know that you are all disappointed’ 
DNR helps firefighters learn to work together to fight ever-worsening wildfire season 

Bothell Reporter 
A connected corridor (Clibborn)

The Daily News 
U.S. House passes Herrera Beutler bill authorizing lethal sea lion removal

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Estimated Snohomish County population is now 805,000, up 2%
Everett lobbies the Navy to base an aircraft carrier here
Trump tax cuts carry a big price tag, Budget Office says

Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter 
Housing is still a problem in America

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Friday Habor Labs’ annual jazz concert funds local schools
New San Juan County flood hazard regulations adopted
Two-lane roundabout now in place at Sharpes Corner in Anacortes

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Kitsap center ready to help immigrants detained under the “zero tolerance” policy
Coach Kennedy asks U.S. Supreme Court to hear Bremerton school prayer case
Supreme Court deals major financial blow to nation’s public employee unions

News Tribune (subscription required)
Scammers put a new and “scary” twist on old late utility bill swindle 
Health, safety and management concerns pile up at Washington psychiatric hospital, feds say 
Editorial: Tacoma wants no part of migrant family separations 
Pitts Jr.: Social covenant ripped to shreds on all sides 

New York Times 
Public Sector Workers Cannot Be Forced to Pay Dues
Unions May Become Smaller and Poorer, but Not Weaker

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Clean up mess at Western State 

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Steel users file legal challenge to Trump’s tariffs
Federal judge in California issues injunction halting government from separating families
Federal judge dismisses suit against oil companies over costs of climate change

Renton Reporter 
Dunn applauds House passage of Mountains to Sound Greenway Heritage Act

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Washington state Democrats, labor groups slam U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on union dues
Fate of Seattle streetcar remains a mystery, as deadline passes for $416,000 consultant’s report
Travel ban ruling leaves Seattle woman wondering when she will see her husband again
Inspections of Western State Hospital showed recurring health and safety violations
Editorial: Clear communication from law enforcement is crucial
Opinion: For Native people, the trauma of family separation is nothing new
Westneat: No Trump allowed: How liberals risk becoming the thing they’re protesting

Spokesman Review 
Trump travel ban constitutional, divided court says; AG Ferguson files new immigration suit
Airway Heights water worse than feared
Increasing number of young athletes, like Tyler Hilinski, suffering from CTE

USA Today 
Supreme Court deals major blow to nation’s public employee unions 

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Lack of civility in our political discourse is concerning

Washington Post 
Supreme Court rules against public unions collecting fees from nonmembers
Federal judge enjoins separation of migrant children, orders family reunification
Trump, using ALL CAPS in a tweet, urges passage of the House GOP immigration bill

Wenatchee World 
4.9% | Region sees lowest monthly unemployment rate since 1990
Program to bring new doctors to Chelan

Whidbey News-Times 
Navy releases preferred plan for Growler practice
Board vetoes transit fares

Yakima Herald Republic 
Ex-Kennewick schools superintendent admits to child sex crime
Yakima School District superintendent to retire at the end of 2018-19 school year
Lands commissioner visits Yakima, touts preparation for what could be a long wildfire season


Washington the 4th most dangerous state for Fourth of July, report says
Woodinville man says wife not allowed in U.S. because of travel ban
Shoalwater Bay Tribe to build tsunami evacuation tower
10 protesters arrested outside Tacoma’s Northwest Detention Center
Kids separated from parents at border find support in Seattle

Study: Level of distracted driving depends on which ‘infotainment’ system you have

10 arrested outside Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma
‘We will win’: Seattle-area immigrant activist sees hope in her deportation case

In Big Win For White House, Supreme Court Upholds President Trump’s Travel Ban
Lawsuit Describes Plight Of Parents Held In Washington, Thousands Of Miles From Children
Pacific Northwest Tribes Pushing For Climate Action Launch New Political Action Committee 

Seattle calls it recycling. China calls it ‘foreign garbage smuggling’
SCOTUS Ruling Prohibits Mandatory Union Dues For Public Employees
‘They have not learned.’ A pledge to fight the travel ban
With Court Ruling Expected, Gun Ban Advocates Will Try to Make History

NW Public Radio 
Prosecutors Seek Prison, Defense Wants Probation For Former Washington Auditor 
Big Wildfire Season And Summer Of Drought Await The Northwest 

Q13 TV (Fox) 
Tacoma police arrest 10 protesters outside Northwest Detention Center
Immigrant, civil rights leaders protest Trump’s travel ban


City Light’s ‘smart meters’ are $17.4M over budget
Activist who says ICE targeted her will remain in U.S.
Supreme Court ruling on crisis pregnancy centers — now what?

Supreme Court deals big setback to labor unions
Supreme Court upholding travel ban is ‘abhorrent,’ Gov. Inslee says

Asylum Seekers Separated from Their Children Sue Federal Agencies

U.S. Supreme Court decision puts Washington’s economic well-being at risk
KIDS COUNT: Inaccurate census data could jeopardize progress for Washington’s kids

Seattle P.I. 
Connelly: Congress bestows status on Mountains to Sound Greenway
Judge: Separated families must be reunited within 30 days

Immigration Activist Facing Deportation Allowed to Stay—for Now
Washington State University Quarterback’s Parents Say He Had CTE When He Committed Suicide